Cham, 13.05.2022

The traditional village market starts into the new season

Cham will celebrate its 30th ‘Dorfmärt’ season with a large market next Saturday, 14 May.

The first Chamer Dorfmärt (village market) took place in 1993, just one year after the opening of the Lorzensaal. The organiser of the market, Cham Tourism, will now be celebrating the 30th market season with around two dozen stallholders on Saturday, 14 May. According to the press release of Cham Tourism, local, fresh and handmade items will be available from the various stalls.

The market stallholders include the local garden business Gartnerei Arnold. The owners, Gerold and Brigitta Arnold, have remained loyal to the village market since the very first market, and have participated every year with flowers and plants!

The anniversary market will last a little longer than usual
In addition to folk music, a bouncy castle, a wheel of fortune and children's make-up sessions, the free guided tour is "the highlight of the supporting program." As a member of the editorial group of the Chamer online library Chamapedia, Thomas Fähndrich knows a lot about Cham in earlier times, including the history of the village market. His tour starts at 10 a.m. in front of the Märtbeizli (market bar) and will last about an hour.

The Lorzensaal and the Library are also celebrating their thirty-year anniversary this year, which is why they are also part of the anniversary event. The village market usually takes place from 9 to 11.30 a.m., but the special anniversary market will remain open until 4 p.m. That’s why the IG Hirse in the market bar is now looking forward to warmly welcome visitors to a morning drink, lunch or afternoon coffee.